3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert Overview:
Desert tours are two options: the first option is 3 days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga or option 2 is 3 days tour from Marrakech to Zagora desert, they are our most popular desert tour Itinerary. they leave every day from Marrakech. The desert safari is ideal for those who want to discover the deep Moroccan desert in Merzouga and do not mind driving for long hours. The tour is rich in scenery. You will never get bored because you will be busy admiring one scene after another.
The dramatic change in the scene is amazing. From the fertile Al-Haouz Plains around Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains, then to the various valleys and Oasis. In the end, the rocky plateaus are followed by the picturesque dunes of Erg Chebbi. The highlight of our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert is camel rides at sunset and sleeping all night under the stars in your desert camp.
3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Info:
+ Duration: 3 Days & 2 nights
+ Departure: 08:00 am
+ Starting Location: Marrakech
+ Ending Location: Marrakech
Highlights of 3 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert
Option 1: 3 day Marrakech to Merzouga Desert
+ Cross the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka curvy.
+ Visit The Unesco world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou site.
+ Drive to The valley of Dades Via Ouarzazate and Roses Valley.
+ Visit the Todgha Gorges of Tinghir and Drive across Erfoud to the Sahara Desert.
+ ride a camel through the sand dunes to see the beautiful sunset.
+ the overnight under the sky full of stars in a fantastic Desert camp.
+ Drive back to Marrakech.
Option 2: 3 Days from Marrakech to Zagora Desert
- Cross the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka curvy.
- Visit The Unesco world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou site and The studios of Ouarzazate.
- Spend the first night in the traditional Hotel/Riad.
- Drive along Draa Valley with its fortified villages, palm trees dotted rivers and oasis.
- Ride your camel watching the sunset in the Zagora desert.
- The overnight under the sky is full of stars at your Berber desert camp.
Marrakech Desert tours 3 days Itinerary are 2 Options
Option 1: 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Boumalne Dades
On this exciting 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga in the south-eastern half of Morocco, you will travel in a modern air-conditioned Car 4×4 or Minibus. Our guide will pick you up from your Marrakech hotel at 8:00 am. and escort you to our starting point. We will travel through the Atlas Mountains and descend to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
The Kasbah (although there are actually six within this walled city) is a wonderful place. Here you will feel almost as if you have traveled back in time to the days of gladiators, desert nomads, and ancient markets. On this first day, we will eat at the Kasbah in Ait Ben Haddou once the guided tour is over.
The second stop on our first day of 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert will be in Ouarzazate. We will admire the landscape of a city where several box office hits have been filmed. Classics like The Mummy and Lawrence of Arabia are among the films that have been shot in this city, which is often called “The Entrance to the Desert”.
In this city, we can stop at a café before adventures in the Dades Valley. Once there you can relax in a private guest house in Dades in a room with a bathroom and enjoy the culinary delights of a Moroccan dinner. first night of Our 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga
Day 2: Boumalne Dades - Todra Gorges - Merzouga Desert camp
On the second day of Our 3 days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga we will have a hearty breakfast in our guest house and depart for the Todra Gorge. The Todra Gorge will leave you speechless as it has spectacular views that will make you wonder why it is not considered one of the wonders of the world. After lunch, we will travel to Merzouga and the Overnight Stay in a Desert Camp.
Merzouga is truly in the heart of the desert. Here we will climb Our camels and cross the Erg Chebbi Dunes and end up in a Berber camp in the desert where we will spend the night. In this desert camp, you will enjoy dinner and breakfast in the morning before completing the last day of our 3 days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.
Day 3: Merzouga to Marrakech via draa Valley
on the third day of Our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, the camels will take us back to Merzouga Erg Chebbi and from there we will continue through the Draa Valley, where we will admire the views in Rissani. Here the architecture of the Moroccan palaces, doors, and temples deserve to be taken in the photo.
In the last part of our excursion, we will move to Nqob and then to Tamnougalt before reaching the already familiar city of Ouarzazate once again. You will be able to eat at any restaurant before we head, through the Atlas Mountains, back to Marrakech for the end of our trip. We will arrive in Marrakech at around 8 in the afternoon. the end of Our 3 days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.
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Option 2: 3 Days tour from Marrakech to Zagora Desert
Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate
after breakfast, we will start our first day of 3 days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora by leaving Marrakech to Ouarzazate. On our way drive through the Atlas mountains and their scenic landscapes. we will visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
(Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987), a fortified enclosure within a walled town that you will surely recognize, since this citadel has been the scene of such famous films as Gladiator, Sahara, Asterix, and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, among many others.
Continuation to Ouarzazate and panoramic view of the city and Kasbah Taourirt; In former times the residence of the Pasha Glaoui. Visit its main rooms where the “del Pacha” room stands out, with beautiful views of the valley. Dinner and accommodation in Ouarzazate. the first night of Our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Zagora.
Day 2: Ouarzazate - Agdz - Zagora Desert camp
Today, the second day of Our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Zagora desert, After breakfast we will head towards the city of Agdz, crossing the port of Tizi N´Tinifift (1,660 meters), a succession of steep mountains of black and gray rock of unusual beauty from which we can contemplate an incomparable panoramic view of the Draa Valley. Little by little, we will go deeper into the majestic palm grove of the Draa Valley, the largest palm grove in Africa with more than 150 kilometers in length, dotted with kasbah, villages, and orchards.
We will leave the road to take a track that will introduce us to the heart of the palm grove and after the end of the second day of our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Zagora desert Itinerary, we will finally arrive at Zagora, the arrival point of the caravans from the mythical Timbuktu. From here, and before sunset, we will go to the point where the Berber tents camp is located where we will spend the night. Upon arrival and after having a welcome tea, a dromedary ride and we will contemplate a sunset that we will never forget. To end the day we will have another wonderful experience, which will be to dine in the heat of the bonfire, and we will sleep in a tent. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 3: Zagora Desert camp - Marrakech
Today is the last day of our 3 days from Marrakech to Zagora desert Itinerary we have to get up early to enjoy the sunrise in the desert, see how the day is born and little by little the desert wakes up filling with light wrapped in an incredible silence. After the experience, breakfast, and departure to Zagora to visit Tamegroute, the pottery craftsmen, and their underground Kasbah. Transfer back to Marrakech, arriving in the late afternoon. END OF OUR SERVICES. You will be dropped off at the Djemaa el Fna Square or as close as possible to your accommodation, whenever possible. Please note that if you are located in a riad within the medina, you cannot be left at the door. If you want a cart to bring you to your Riad. Here it’s the end of Our 3 days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora.
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If these 3 days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga or Zagora does not match what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will prepare the trip for your needs and requirements.
3 days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert itinerary reviews
Robbie W Wrote a review ( March 2019 )
3 days tour from Marrakech To Merzouga desert Itinerary
It was a fabulous way to see Morocco.
We had a 3 days Itinerary from Marrakech To Merzouga desert with our own driver Hassan. His knowledge of the area was exceptional and he organized our days without a hitch.
I traveled with two friends and felt so safe in this must-see country. We have seen a lot and stayed in some great Riads accommodation.
I highly recommend this travel agency and Hassan.
Fulvio S wrote a review ( march 2019 )
3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga
Morocco was a pleasant surprise, a country where the variety of landscapes, nature, and people is the reason we will return. The great credit for what I wrote above is due to the travel agency that followed us, solving all our needs in the best way. A special thanks, to our driver and “cicerone” Said, who was always available to follow us during the tour and always ready to resolve any request during the trip. In two words: excellent driver and very friendly person, who made us appreciate this country.
The highlights of this trip can be summed up in these points:
• Hotel/riad always up to our expectations and located in strategic locations.
• The dinners and breakfasts (included in the reservation) are always good.
• Very comfortable and new car (in our case minibus, because there were 8 of us).
• Driver (Said) and the guide who followed us to Merzouga (Mr. Hassan) were always friendly, helpful, and professional.
– unforgettable 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga
Danielle ha Wrote a review ( March 2019 )
We Booked the best 3 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert itinerary
This was the trip of a lifetime and we have our wonderful private guide, Hassan, to thank! We booked with this company over the summer, which came as a referral from friends. Booking with Marrakech Tour Company was a breeze and they were able to answer all questions leading up to our Sahara adventure. It exceeded all our wildest dreams as a result of its friendly and entertaining company of Hassan. We booked a 3 DAYS MARRAKECH DESERT TOUR TO MERZOUGA, where Hassan picked us up in Marrakech, took us out to the Sahara/Merzouga, and then dropped us off in Marrakech. We ate at delicious spots along our journey, stopped at the best places for photos and to explore, and Hassan answered every single question we had over the course of the Marrakech 3 days Itinerary desert tour. This adventure was truly the highlight of our holiday travels. Riding camels at sunset and sunrise will be something we will never forget! We cannot wait to recommend this Company to all our friends in the States who want to come to the beautiful country of Morocco!
Places to see in your 3 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
Join Our 3 days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and visit Marrakech which is called the Red City because of the color of its buildings. It is replete with many historical monuments and is well known for its architecture, which mimics Andalusian architecture, on which French colonialism has left its mark in many areas beyond its architectural art.
It is the third-largest city in the Kingdom of Morocco in terms of population density. The city was founded in 1062 by Yusuf ibn Tashfin and played political roles in the history of Morocco. Marrakech is home to many global cultural and political events, and its renowned arena, “The Jamaa Elfna,” has been classified as a human world heritage.
You will visit more beautiful places on our Marrakech desert Itinerary in 3 days. Marrakech is also a starting point for various excursions and Multi-day Tours or hikes towards the mountains of Oukaimeden or the Ourika valley.
The «good living» is never disappointed in Marrakech given the diversity and the multitude of places of leisure: hotels, clubs, restaurants, etc.
Merzouga Sahara desert:
Merzouga is a Moroccan town located in the southeast of the Kingdom of Morocco, 130 kilometers from the city of Errachidia and about 20 kilometers from the Algerian border. This city is known for its vast sandy areas, the spread of what is known as the Sheppey race, and it is an excellent tourist town, with dozens of tourists each month for a number of reasons, including beautiful sandbags, recreation, and the desire to climb the high dunes, riding camels, doing Activities, such as driving Quads through the desert, an Excursion to explore the nomad people, trying an overnight in desert camps. or doing 3 days Sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.
Tourism in Merzouga Desert:
Tourism in the Merzouga Desert is one of the best in ancient cities. Its capital has gained interest from major global film producers, and so it has become Hollywood Africa. Centuries ago, there were trips that transport tourists from Frangfourt to Ouarzazate directly and then to the Merzouga desert. visit Merzouga Desert on 3 days Marrakech Itinarary.
The Moroccan city of Zagora is known as one of the country’s tourist towns, known for its traffic, and for the luxury works in which its songs are created. This city is located in the Kingdom of Morocco, specifically in its southeastern part, where it belongs to the province of Zagora, within what is known as the Souss Massa of the Draa. Our goal is to show you the best destination in this 3 days tour from Marrakech to Zagora.
3 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert's FAQ
Why Marrakech is called the red city?
Called the Red City because its buildings were painted a red color, which was built during the residence of the Almohads. and it’s surrounded by a vast palm grove, the Jamaa El Fna square is the Heart of the medina which is the vibrant marketplace.
How far is the Merzouga desert from Marrakech?
The distance between Marrakech and Merzouga desert is about 561 km, 9 hours of driving, to get to Merzouga without no tired, you have two days of driving, you will drive from Marrakech to Boumaln Dades then stay a night there, and in the morning you can continue driving to your destination, it will take 3 days Desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara to reach your destination.
What is there to see between Marrakech and Merzouga?
When you start your trip to the Merzouga desert from Marrakech the first place to explore is the Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou, then you will find the Studios of Ouarzazate where many movies were filmed.
Boumalne Dades is your next destination after Ouarzazate, then you can explore Todra Gorges, and Merzouga desert is the next destination.
Is Zagora worth visiting?
Zagora is the last large populated place in front of Erg Chegaga, one of the largest sand dunes in the state. Travelers descend to the city for being a suitable center to set off on adventures within the Sahara or to explore the oasis of maturity and tiger palms in the Valley of Draa. The city is also a center of Amazigh culture, with several fantastic annual celebrations and for this reason Zagora is worth visiting.
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